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171 graduates are presenting 197 projects during this year’s Graduation Show, which is curated by Formafantasma.

The 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven graduates are working in a critical moment in time. All 171 newly graduated designers are entering an era characterized by uncertainty, upheaval, aggression and extremism.


Yet their vision remains steadfastly positive because design is an optimistic discipline. Our designers believe in a better world, they believe in the possibility of change, and they believe that design can play a central role in the shaping of a new world.

Our 2016 graduates explore larger issues in their designs: peace, production, surveillance and gender. They courageously deal with war and peace, and open the debate on government surveillance and the right to privacy. They delve into gender and how constraints and a narrow way of thinking limit our potential. And they also look at what recently was – by analyzing production processes and posing challenges to big industry. They search for new methods and for material innovations, and they mix craft and technology to create new products that can be made on a more human scale.

Study at DAE

Do you want to study at Design Academy Eindhoven?
The Bachelor and Masters have special information sessions during the Graduation Show.

Do you want to apply for the Bachelor?

The Bachelor department hosts daily Admission Q&A’s at noon, from Monday 24 October to Saterday 29 October. At the BA Q&A’s you can ask all about the admission procedure, what to expect of the selection days and how to prepare well; e.g. how to formulate your portfolio and work on your home assignments.
In other words, how to become a design student at DAE! 
Sign up for the BA Q&A’s through the Facebook events for Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28 or Saturday 29 October; free entry.

Curious about the Master programme

Sign up through Facebook for the Master Talk&Tour on Wednesday 26 October at 15:00 hrs; free entry.
During the Talk, Judith Konz (programme manager of the Masters) will tell you all about the different research departments of the masters, their content and the prospects as a DAE master graduate. Followed by a Tour through the Master projects at the Graduation Show and a meet and greet with the Master graduates. 

Visitors information

22 – 30 October 2016

Design Academy Eindhoven
De Witte Dame, 3rd floor

Emmasingel 14
5611 AZ Eindhoven

Opening times:
Saturday 22 October: 13.00 – 18.00

Sunday 23 October: 11.00 – 18.00
Monday 24 October: 11.00 – 18.00
Tuesday 25 October: 11.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 26 October: 11.00 – 18.00
Thursday 27 October: 11.00 – 20.00
Friday 28 October: 11.00 – 20.00
Saturday 29 October: 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday 30 October: 11.00 – 18.00

Passe-partout tickets from DDW are your entrance to the Graduation Show 2016.

DDW Ticket  
Online  € 17.50*
At the door
€ 19.50
Child (12-18)  
Online € 10,-*
At the door
€ 12.50 
Student ticket  
Online € 10,-*
At the door
€ 12.50 
Family ticket  
Only available at the door
At the door
€ 50,-
Children younger than 12 Free

*Excl. service costs



Study at DAE

Bachelor Q&A:
Monday till Saturday 12:00
Location: 1st floor

Master Talk&Tour:
Wednesday 26 October 15:00
Location: 3rd floor Auditorium




Design Academy Eindhoven thanks its Friends and Funders:


The Graduation Show is part of the Dutch Design Week 2016.
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